In Family at sea an old family photo is central. It is an image of Sjeng Beurskens, my grandfather’s brother, during his crossing from the Netherlands to America with the Holland Amerika Lijn. On 6 December 1949 he departed together with his wife Jet and their two sons on the steamer ‘Nieuw Amsterdam’. The photo has inspired several works, a three-dimensional work, a video and silhouette cutouts.
Poplar playwood, glass 103 x 103 x 11 cm
Poplar playwood, hinges 300 x 189 x 1 cm
Silent moment 2018, video-loop
Edition 10 Cut-out between glass 37x28 cm
Collection Museum van Bommel van Dam
Multiple Edition 10
Birch plywood, glass, hinges